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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs; most parts usually mealy with white vesicular hairs
Leaves
Leaves usually alternate, petiolate and broad
Inflorescences
Inflorescence made up of axillary clusters of flowers, often aggregated into terminal panicles or spikes, monoecious or dioecious
Flowers
Female flowers composed of a naked ovary enclosed within 2 bracteoles; stigmas 2 Male flowers without bracteoles, globose in bud; perianth 3–5-lobed; stamens 3–5; pistil rudimentary
Fruits
Fruit enclosed within accrescent, often modified bracteoles; pericarp membranous
Seeds
Seed vertical (i.e. laterally compressed)
Testa
Testa commonly thin and hard; embryo annular, endosperm present.
Distribution
Between 240 and 250 species, mainly in deserts, saline habitats and on waste ground throughout temperate and warm areas of the world, particularly numerous in Australia.

[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually more or less mealy with vesicular hairs
Leaves
Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, mostly petiolate, normally broad
Flowers
Flowers in clusters, which are axillary or aggregated into terminal panicles or spikes, monoecious or dioecious.♂ flowers without bracteoles, with a 3–5-lobed calyx and 3–5 stamens; ♀ flowers with 2 relatively large bracteoles, without calyx or staminodes
Fruits
Fruits enclosed by the persistent accrescent and often modified bracteoles, with a membranous indehiscent pericarp
Seeds
Endosperm present.  Brackish or saline soil indicators. Embryo annular with inferior radicle pointing upwards or upwards and outwards Seeds almost always “vertical” (i.e. laterally compressed), testa commonly thin and hard

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually (always in the Flora Zambesiaca area) more or less mealy with vesicular hairs.
Leaves
Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, mostly petiolate, normally relatively broad and flat.
Flowers
Female flowers with 2 relatively large bracteoles, without perianth or staminodes. Male flowers without bracteoles, with a 3–5 lobed perianth and 3–5 stamens. Flowers in clusters, which are axillary or aggregated into terminal panicles or spikes, monoecious or dioecious.
Fruits
Fruits enclosed by the persistent accrescent, and often modified bracteoles, with a membranous indehiscent pericarp.
Seeds
Endosperm present. Embryo annular, with inferior radicle pointing upwards or upwards and outwards. Seeds almost always “vertical”(i.e. laterally compressed), testa commonly thin and hard.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Aruba, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Desventurados Is., District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Maine, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Amur, Ascension, Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Falkland Is., Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Labrador, Nepal, St.Helena, Taiwan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Atriplex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sellow, F. [s.n.], Brazil Halimus K001209665

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1052 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 472 (1754).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 472 (1754)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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